Things to Do

Good Times, Good Causes

This fall is full of opportunities to do good—and have a great time

Monday, September 13

National Foundation for Cancer Research Golf for a Cure Classic with dinner and auction; 10 am; $300, $550 couple, $1,000 foursome, $55 reception and dinner only. Kenwood Golf and Country Club, 5601 River Rd., Bethesda. Call 800-321-2873 or visit

Tuesday, September 14

Greater Washington Sports Alliance SneakerBall VII Gala with cocktails, dinner, awards, raffle, and silent and live auctions; 6 pm; $500 and up. National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW. Call 202-407-8555 or visit

Saturday, September 18

Jesuit Gridiron Classic Football Game between Gonzaga High School and Georgetown Prep to benefit the Washington Jesuit Academy; 2 pm; $10. Georgetown Preparatory School, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 202-832-7679 ext 291.

Sunday, September 19

National Rehabilitation Hospital Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel followed by awards, food, and entertainment; 8 am; $25. Tysons Sport & Health, 8250 Greensboro Dr., McLean. Call 202-877-1781 or visit

Monday, September 20

Fight for Children Golf Challenge with reception and silent auction. 11:30 am; $1,200 individual, $4,000 foursome. TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, 10000 Oaklyn Dr., Potomac. Call 202-772-0437 or visit

Hope for the Homeless Golf Tournament with lunch, awards, and dinner to benefit Capitol Hill Group Ministry; 2 to 6; $150 individual, $600 foursome. Renditions Golf Course, 1380 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, Md. Call 202-544-0631 or visit

Tuesday, September 21

Children’s Law Center Helping Children Soar Benefit with reception, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and child-advocacy award to Dr. Sanjay Gupta; 6 to 9; $250. Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant, 2700 F St., NW. Call 202-467-4900 ext. 571 or visit

Thursday, September 23

The DC I’m From: A Celebration of Urban Youth Culture with food, drink, dancing, and celebrity auction to benefit the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; 6 to 9; $150. Rooftop Terrace at DLA Piper, 500 Eighth St., NW. Call 202-789-4666 ext. 11 or visit

Safe Shores Fall Dinner with live band and honorees including US attorney general Eric Holder to benefit abused children; 6 pm; $150. The Madison, 1177 15th St., NW. Call 202-645-3200 or visit

Friday, September 24

Swing for Hope Golf Tournament to benefit A Message of Hope Cancer Fund; 10 am; $100 per player. Laytonsville Golf Course, 7130 Dorsey Rd., Laytonsville. Call 240-678-9808 or visit

Saturday, September 25

Arts by George! with student performances, food and drink, silent auction, and concert by Joel Grey to benefit George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Center for the Arts’ Great Performances at Mason; 5 pm, concert 8 pm; $200. Center for the Arts, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Call 703-993-4188 or visit

Historic Alexandria Homes Tour & Artisan Show to benefit the Twig Patient Care Center of Inova Alexandria Hospital; 10 to 3; $30 in advance, $35 day of tour. Alexandria Visitors Center, 221 King St., Alexandria. Call 703-683-5544 or visit

Monday, September 27

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Capital Area Golf Tournament with lunch, cocktail reception, and dinner; 11 am lunch, 12:30 pm tournament, 5:30 pm dinner; $250. Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Dr., Arlington. Call 703-521-6800 or visit

Wednesday, September 29

Tigerlily Foundation Gala with keynote speaker Representative Donna Christensen and guest of honor Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz to benefit women with breast cancer; 6 to 9; $150. Willard InterContinental, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Call 888-580-6253 or visit

If you have a charity fundraising event . . .

Please call Eleni Savopoulos at 202-296-3600. Or send an e-mail to Please include the name, date, and time of the event, a brief description, the venue with street address, all individual ticket prices, and a contact number and Web site (if applicable) for ticket buyers.

This article first appeared in the September 2010 edition of The Washingtonian.  

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